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Saru

Star Trek: Discovery

Episode: DSC 101 - Vulcan Hello, The

(Portrayed by Doug Jones)

A Starfleet Science Officer and Lieutenant Commander on the U.S.S. Shenzhou. Saru is Kelpien, an alien prey species that have biologically fostered the ability to sense threats.

Following the destruction of the U.S.S. Shenzhou at Battle at the Binary Stars, Saru was promoted to First Officer on the U.S.S. Discovery under Captain Gabriel Lorca. He served as acting captain during and after the U.S.S. Discovery's excursion to the mirror universe. 

Saru was the first Kelpien to serve in Starfleet and the first to receive the Medal of Honor.

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